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Campania,

17 Southern Italian whites

Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Southern Italian wines.

English sparkling wine

Top English sparkling wines to try

English sparkling wine is a world-class product – and one which will keep on gaining plaudits thanks to continued investment, vine age and support from patriotic wine drinkers. Susie Barrie…

Lebanon wines, Lebanon, Lebanon wines

Five of the best wines from Lebanon

  Despite a turbulent political history, during recent years wine in Lebanon has flourished, says Christina Pickard, with the best producers balancing tradition and modernity with power and delicacy. See…

French biodynamic wines

Expert’s Choice: French biodynamic wines

A holistic approach to winemaking, through minimal intervention in the cellar and vineyard, gives a purer wine with a real sense of terroir, says Isabelle Legeron MW. See Isabelle’s top…

Californian Pinot Noir 2009,

Californian Pinot Noir 2009

Highly drinkable yet in many cases ageworthy, the lauded 2009 California Pinot Noirs benefted from a mild winter and a cool summer – perfect for this temperamental grape. See Linda…

Oregon pinot noir

Top Oregon Pinot Noir

Oregon’s winemaking industry turned 50 last year, and its wines are coming of age too, writes Stephen Brook, who has selected eight of his favourites. See his pick of Oregon…

Beaujolais main

Expert’s Choice: Beaujolais

Forget ‘Nouveau’ – real Beaujolais, especially the reds, are serious wines, and the past three excellent vintages show just why. See Rosemary George MW’s top picks here…

Barolo 2008

Barolo 2008

Difficult weather led to variable quality, but the one common thread is firm tannins. While in the best examples this promises classic, ageworthy wines like 1978, Tom Maresca recommends the…

South Australia reds

Top South Australian reds 2010

Record temperatures and excessively dry conditions didn’t body well for the vines – until a three-year drought broke. Now the question on everyone’s lips is this: could 2010 be the…

Laurent Perrier Champagne, Laurent Perrier

Top five Laurent-Perrier Champagnes to try

As the family-run Champagne house, renowned for its rose, celebrates its bicentenary, Susie Barrie MW picks her top five Champagnes worth trying, see them all here…

Grand cru Chablis 2008

Top Grand Cru Chablis 2008

Rosemary George remarks that there are some potentially delicious wines among the classic 2008 vintage that will richly reward bottle ageing. As published in the Chablis sponsored guide, Rosemary picks…

Brunello di Montalcino 2007

Brunello di Montalcino 2007

Regardless of your preference for traditional or modern styles, our experts found commendable consistency in these approachable, fruity Brunellos. See the top 46 wines including two Outstanding as rated by…

Australian dry Riesling: panel tasting results

Our tasters praised the quality and stylistic diversity on show, especially in the 2014s. Clare and Eden Valley are still Australia’s key regions for dry Riesling, but look out for…

New Zealand Pinot Noir

New Zealand Pinot Noir 2013: Expert’s Choice

Dubbed ‘the vintage of a generation’, the best New Zealand 2013 Pinot Noirs show a freshness and structure that balances the country’s typical fruitiness, says Peter McCombie MW. See his…

Vosne Romanee 2010

Vosne-Romanée 2010: panel tasting results

Following the exalted 2009 Burgundy vintage, no one really expected the 2010 releases to fare as well. But our panel found plenty of high-quality village wines and premiers crus. See…

Cru Bourgeois 2010,

Crus bourgeois 2010: panel tasting results

Our experts may not have found any ‘superstars’, but this classic Medoc vintage impressed with its wide range of value-for-money wines perfect for drinking within the next 10 years. See…

Rioja through the ages

Top Riojas through the ages

Sarah Jane Evans MW explores the stylistic evolution of Rioja and suggests the best wines to look out for and buy from vintages spanning the last two decades…